Circular and Catalogue of the Faculty and Students of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of the Western District of the State of New York. AKA Fairfield Medical College, Fairfield Academy.
Circular and Catalogue of the Faculty and Students of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of the Western District of the State of New York

Circular and Catalogue of the Faculty and Students of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of the Western District of the State of New York

See Description: Various. Octavo. Item #027426

There are 10 separate parts, approximately 100 pages covering the period from 1827 to 1838 with lists of the professors and medical students; in addition, it notes special lectures and in a few cases the specialty of those who received their medical degree. Funding from the Regents was haphazard requiring the medical faculty to depend on being paid by lecture as well as maintaining a practice. The situation was so bad, the professors took over the finances trying to guarantee the survival of the school but by 1840 the faculty decided to resign leaving the school to flounder but the New York Academy of Medicine was established in the late 1840's and this put the training for doctors as well as the Professors of Medicine on a sound footing for providing first rate medical studies and practice. What is significant is it represents a relatively complete study of medicine in Western New York. Most of the follow 10 printed catalogues for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of the Western District of New York in Fiarfield, Herkimer county list all the students and the professors. In addition, there are notes of coming lectures on medical topics. Each was printed by a variety of printers in different towns in Herkimer county. (1) Little Falls [NY] by Edward M. Griffing, in 1830. 8 pages; (2) Utica by Hastings and Tracy in 1832 (for 1831-32) notes on page 12 Asa Gray will be giving lectures in January 1832 [missing top part page 11-12 leaving out names between Whitman and Woodworth; (3) Utica by William Williams in 1833 for 1832-33, 12 pages. signature at top of page of William J. Gouding who was in the classes of 1834-1835. In this volume Goulding has marked with a dash by the names of those who had graduated, The name of O.T. Gray merely has the word "dead" in pencil; (4) Albany by Webster and Skinner in 1834 for 1833-34, 16 pages; (5) Albany E.W. & C. Skinner, 15 [1] pages, pastedown on page 15 of those in the Kappa Alpha Phi Society and on page 16 is a pastedown on the blank of the 29 graduates of medicine in the State of New York, four of which are from Fairfield. Albany: E.W. & C. Skinner, 1836. 8 pages. As opposed to the pastedown in the 1835 edition, the names are printed in alphabetical order; Albany, 1838. 15 pages; Albany: Websters and Skinners, 1827 (3" x 2") tear on corner of title page, no text missing on either recto or verso. 8 pages; Little Falls: Edward M. Griffing, 1828. 8 pages; Albany: Webster & Skinners, 1830. 22 pages. The New York Genealogy website has a section of the doctors who graduated from the school but here there is a more accurate listing of the names often with spellings and middle names found nowhere else. String bound together, some occasional scattered foxing.

Price: $275.00

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